Dr. B. L. Adiga
proudly presents our own Dr. B. L. Adiga, popularly known as namma
Adiga Maastru. The 26 alphabets of the English language are not
sufficient enough to mention his professional degrees: Dr. B.
Laxminarayana Adiga, R.M.P. (AYUR), M.B.H.S., M.D.H., M.Sc.,
Date of Birth : 15.06.1931. Parents: Mr. B. Ananthayya Adiga and
Mrs. Phaniyamma, of Barkur, 2nd amongst 8 children. Others being
Subramanya Adiga, Ramachndra Adiga, Krishnamoorthy Adiga, late Ms.
Lalitha, Ms. Vimala, Ms. Yashoda and Ms. Sumithra. He was born at
Moodukeri, the brain center of Barkur.
Education: Primary Education at the
Board School (near Church.) High School (SSLC) at National High
Barkur. 2nd Grade trained teacher, initially.
Other qualifications :
1. Hindi Rashtra Bhasha, Praveena
2. Music - Junior grade, from Madras Government
3. Drawing - Senior grade, from Madras Government
4. Agriculture - Junior grade, from Madras Government
5. R.M.P. Registration during the year 1964. Only a handful
of people from Barkur could afford to go to
Madras those days for higher studies. It wasn't easy to find
education, especially prior to 1947.
2 years during 1954 to 56 at SMS high school, Brahmavar.
7 years during 1956 to 63 at NHS, Barkur.
1 year from 1963-64 at
Kulur High School,
25 years, from 1964 to 1989, at Maryknoll Higher Primary School
Barkur, and retired during the year 1989.
Dr. Adiga is married to Ms. B. Jayalaxmi of Bhadravathi in the
year 1957. They have four children: 1. Mrs. Shamala (presently
working at SBI,
Bangalore.) 2. Mr. Shashidhar (married to Bharathi, father to
Nishanth and Nithish) residing with Adiga master, who is self
employed by running a coffee powder and flour mill and also is an
agent of solar lights, Tata BP Solar Ltd,, Bangalore, and Vijaya
Industies, Katapady.) 3. Mrs. Nirmala Nagendra, Medical
practitioner at Jagtyala, near Karimnagar, Andra Pradesh. 4.
Mrs. Vatsala (Mantap Ice Cream, Saligrama.)
Interesting subjects he taught: Dr. Adiga took pride in
teaching Science and Mathematics, Drawing and Music/Singing,
and especially Hindi Language. (Some of the students in late
fifties thought that B.L. Adiga would become the Senior Hindi
National High School,
Barkur, however, the students did not get what they hoped for, in
1960 or so. Politics? I do not know!)
Dr. Adiga, takes immense pride in practicing ayurvedic medicine
serving the people of Barkur and in the surrounding areas.
Besides what he learned from Ayurvedic schools, he had the unique
privilege to know the secrets of this medical practice from his
parents, and grand parents. We all know, that some of the
techniques of collecting certain roots, plants, at what time of
the year, at what lunar phase, at night or
midday collections, or flowering or fruit producing phase of the
medicinal plants, is certainly a well guarded family secret. The
potency of a plant juice/syrup/pulp is really strong based on at
what time, day, month/season it's collected. It's indeed a
science. I really do not know whether he made any real money out
of this practice, however, I am sure he does get tremendous joy
and satisfaction in healing some illnesses or health problems.
It has been said, that his touch plays a greater role in healing
along with the right ayurvedic treatments. I am sure, he too has
passed down these secrets to his children, thus Barkur can benefit
for generations to come.
Barkur.com does not promote any ones' business activity, however,
we take pride in reporting Dr. Adiga's confidence in controlling
diabetes, providing effective treatment (snake poisons) for snake
bites, paralysis, acidity, asthma, and some other common
treatments for cuts or skin irritations and various other
maladies. He runs the 'Shree Raghavendra Vaidya Shala' at
Presently, Dr. Adiga is engaged in Business with Shashidhar, his
son, and helps in promoting installation of solar lamps and repair
of oil engines. He also provides background music for dramas, by
playing harmonium or other musical instruments, and also for
Bhajana mandalas. He is very busy with his work, and he does not
seem to enjoy in bragging about his social works, free services,
and not charging those who can't afford payments.
Thank you sir, for your kind charitable works. We wish you a very
happy retired life.
from Barkur.com. ( Written by James Fernandes)